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Pay for performance and corporate governance reform
reportposted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Chris DoucouliagosChris Doucouliagos, J Haman, T D Stanley
Directors? pay and corporate governance continue to generate public outrage and calls for reform. Our meta-regression analysis of all comparable UK pay-for-performance estimates finds little, if any, meaningful association between directors? pay and corporate performance. However, there is evidence of the effectiveness of past ?comply-or-explain? rules, especially the Cadbury Report. Unfortunately, the effects of past reform efforts tend to erode over time. The paper also explores differences between pay-performance estimates, finding that these are largely explained by how pay and performance are measured by a given study.